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Lewis Turner
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Pragmatic Programmer / Software Engineer
The Job
We are looking for outstanding and talented software developers. Our systems manage billion dollar portfolios, feed complex quantitative financial models, and fuel the sales and trading desks of the world's largest investment banks. We give our teams the freedom to use the tools and languages that they need to solve the problems inherent in these systems.
Due to our rapid business growth since launching our products in 2005, opportunities are available in both our development offices in Boston, US and London, UK.
Essential Attributes / Skills:
• Solid and proven coding in any domain / language
• Use of and interest in open-source products
• Willingness to work in an agile environment
• Willingness to work in a paired programming environment
Ideal Attributes:
• Javascript
• Scala
• Groovy / Grails
• Prior experience in test driven development
• Experience / interest in the finance sector
What we do
youDevise is a private company based in London owned by its 90+ staff and a minority (15%) shareholding by one client. We are profitable, cash positive, and are growing at a rate of about 50% per annum.
The TIM is a subscription service that allows brokers and their clients to screen and evaluate the performance of their trade ideas, a process known as alpha capture. The TIM has become the leader in this market attracting over 200 sell-side and 100 buy-side firms globally. The service has a strong following globally, but there is significant potential for growth.
The HIP is a subscription service that allows funds of hedge funds and their administrators to manage their hedge fund portfolios. The HIP provides tools for front and middle office managers within Funds of Hedge Funds. The service is integrated with administrators’ accounting and other systems to improve the service they provide to their fund of hedge fund customers, and improve their internal work flow
What you do:
Our systems are written in Java, Javascript, Scala and Groovy/Grails, however we use and contribute to open source technologies such as Apache Tomcat, Hibernate, and MySQL.
We use agile development techniques and tools such as test-driven development, pair programming, and continuous integration, adapting these to our needs as necessary at regularly held retrospectives involving developers, operators, support staff, and senior product owners. We are committed to on-going training during slack time and regularly scheduled coding dojos (see http://www.codingdojo.org/).
We have an active research programme focused on improving and expanding our core technology.
We expect our developers to develop rapidly, deploy new code regularly, test constantly, and help us continuously to improve our development processes.
We keep our teams small and filled with smart people, who work interactively with our customers and with our internal business analysts.

How to Apply
Please email a CV and a covering letter detailing your experience and clearly stating which role you wish to apply for to:

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